EXTREMELY RARE NATURAL UNTREATED AMMOLITE AMMONITE GEMSTONE from CANADA Item # : 330 0131 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Type of gemstone beads : Natural rare untreated Canadian Ammolite Amount : 1 single piece * All photos are taken from the actual item * Total weight : approx. 2.0 grams = 10 ct Size : approx. 23.93 x 12.86 x 3.57 mm ( = approx. 0.94 x 0.50 x 0.14 inches ) Origin : Alberta ~ Canada Shape : Flat geometric free-form shape Color : Rainbow green and orange Luster : Glossy smooth polish Quality : Gem quality Exquisite opaque natural gemstone Treatment : None ~ 100 % untreated polished natural stone and natural color There is no dye and no treatment of any kind All our Ammolite gemstones have no resin coating. They are all polished and finished professionally and are ready to be set in a spectacular piece of jewelry. Definition Ammolite : What is Ammolite? Ammolite is a rare and valuable opal-like organic gemstone found primarily along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains of the United States and Canada. It is arguably the rarest gemstone on earth. It is made of the fossilized shells of Ammonite, which in turn are composed primarily of aragonite, the same mineral that makes up nacreous pearls. Ammonite lived over 70 million years ago and was a hard shelled squid-like marine animal that existed from the Paleozoic to the end of the Cretaceous era when they suddenly became extinct. They were abundant in all the oceans. Ammonite is found all over the world but only in Alberta can they be found with this gemstone that covers their shells. It is because of the soil content that the shells change color. Ammonites are found with the colors red, orange, purple, blue, and green; blue and purple being the rarest of all. The name Ammonite is derived from the Greek name of the ancient Egyptian oracle god Ammon who considered them to be divine and is represented by the head of a ram with twisted spiral horns that are reminiscent of Ammonites twisted shells. The Roman historian Pliny the Elder regarded Ammonite as the holiest stone because it was said to evoke prophetic dreams. Ammolite is one of several biogenic gemstones; others include amber and pearl. In 1981, Ammolite was given official gemstone status by the World Jewelry Confederation, the same year commercial mining of Ammolite began. It was designated the official gemstone of the Province of Alberta in 2004. Remarks : Don’t miss this opportunity to own this beautiful & extremely rare gemstone from Alberta / Canada, Our photographs have been enlarged to show details. Most details shown in the large image are actually not visible to the naked eye. We have made the image as close as possible to the original item when viewed on our screen. Depending on the viewers monitor settings, these items may appear a few shades lighter or darker in comparison to the original object.Why Shop with AGUSTUS-Collection!» eCRATER Seller for over 10 Years» Very high Approval Rating» Outstanding Collection» German Ownership» Free FedEx shipping for purchases over US$ 500» Combine Shipping for 10 days» Secure Packing & Shipping Services» Secure Payment via PayPal» Items are guaranteed as described» Clear Return Policy» Fast Support Response» Outstanding Customer ServiceBack To TopVisit my eCRATER Store: AGUSTUS-CollectionAdd to Favorite Stores|Sign up for Store NewsletterHome|Guarantee & Return Policy|Store Policy|Shipping|Payment|Procedure|Guides|FAQs|About The SellerBack To Top Powered by eCRATER . List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.